jeff usher

Jeff Usher’s Jazz Unit – 20/10/22

Thursday the 20th of October, 2022
10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills
Doors from 7:30PM
Music starts on the downbeat of 8PM
Head to our Humanitix to purchase limited seated tickets

Jeff Usher, composer, pianist, singer/songwriter, arranger and music educator, is Australia’s best kept jazz secret. Yet he was once described by Paul Grabovsky as “one of Brisbane’s living treasures”.

Jeff has performed in France, Indonesia, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and across Australia during a career spanning over forty years. He has performed with Richie Cole, Tom Mason, David Murray, and Australian jazz greats including James Morrison, Bernie McGann, Andrew Firth, Bob Barnard and Dale Barlow. He has released seven albums and recorded more than fifty of his own compositions.

Jeff received a PhD in music composition from University of Queensland in 2019, and has been a tutor at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University since 1998.

For this performance at JMI Live, Jeff is accompanied by Brad Esbensen (trumpet/flugelhorn), Martin Kay (alto sax), Ashley Hutton (tenor sax), Nick Maskell (bass) and Dominic Machin (drums), performing some of his most enduring compositions.

Jeff Usher – Piano
Brad Esbensen – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Martin Kay – Alto Saxophone
Ashley Hutton – Tenor Saxophone
Nick Maskell – Bass
Dominic Machen – Drums

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets are being sold through Humanitix. Purchase limited seated tickets here. Due to JMI Live being an intimate space, we have a maximum number of guests allowed in the venue. We highly recommend it is best to get in early before tickets sell out.

What is JMI Live?

JMI Live presents live jazz in Brisbane every Thursday night from 8pm and a jam session after each gig. JMI Live is renowned for its intimate setting, providing the best opportunity to listen to live jazz in Brisbane. Just like a jazz club in New York, this venue is the ideal location for great jazz music, acoustics and atmosphere.


JMI Live is located at 10 Exhibition Street, Bowen Hills.

Live streaming

All JMI Live concerts are live streamed to JMI’s YouTube account.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to access our free live streams.

JMI Live is a COVID Safe venue

Attendance at JMI Live performances

We kindly ask that if you are feeling unwell or showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend JMI Live. When purchasing a ticket, you agree to only attend a JMI Live event if you are in good health and have not been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive or has travelled overseas or to a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days.

For contact tracing purposes, please check in via our QR code sign-in upon arrival. Please ensure that whilst within our venue, you are adhering to social distancing measures as per venue signage. Please ensure you are also implementing strong hygienic practices (e.g. using hand-sanitiser, thoroughly washing hands and covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing).

If you suspect that you have contracted an infection or have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an event at JMI Live, please contact the JMI office (07 3216 1110 or email play@jazz.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible.

Ticket Refund Policy

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are unable to attend after having purchased a ticket, please contact the JMI office (07 3216 1110 or email play@jazz.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible during business hours (10AM-4PM) to let us know you won’t be able to attend. A full refund will be given if we are contacted prior to a performance. Refunds will not be processed if we are contacted after the gig.

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